I feel like there's this magnet inside me, that's pulling me out into the world and making me want to discover new places. It's not something I have control over - it's an itch that has to be scratched, a deep, deep longing that never goes away. I guess some people call it wanderlust. And … Continue reading 12 Tips for solo travelling
Over the past few weeks my mind keeps drifting around the topic of fear. I’ve spoken about fear on this blog before, mainly facing the fear of trying something new. However, when it comes to a deeper level of fear and the feeling of vulnerability, I haven't had to delve too deep in that realm. … Continue reading Turns out I’m not invincible!
Back in May, I floated an exciting idea past my other half. “How about I book a trip for us, but don’t tell you where we are going until we get to the airport?” I asked. This turned into a long and enthusiastic conversation about how it could work and how much fun it would … Continue reading I’m Kidnapping My Boyfriend Tomorrow.. Kind of!
Despite the current Ryanair drama, I know lots of people are still looking forward to winter trips over the next couple of months. I have three more to go before I reach my 2017 goal of flying once a month, and I can't wait! I've picked up a few tricks along the way that have … Continue reading Part 2: Top 10 tips for flying
Thinking about doing some more travelling but not sure where to start? Here are some of the top things I have learnt along the way. I hope that this will help to might make your travel planning that bit easier. Part one: Planning Booking flights BE FLEXIBILE! - My NO. 1 tip for getting the … Continue reading Part 1: Travel planning
I spent the last 10 years fantasising about travelling and exploring new places and it was a taxing job trying to ignore the tsunami of envy I felt every time I saw another photo online of someone (ANYONE!) on their travels. So I decided it was time to face my travel bug head on and … Continue reading One size fits all? Not with travelling!
Amsterdam was a funny experience for me. I was there a couple of weeks ago for the Kings Day celebrations, which to us Irish would be the equivalent of St Patricks Day, so I caught the city at its most intense time of the year. Although I had fun and met some lovely people during … Continue reading Amsterdam – A beautiful city with a dark undercurrent
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
Is there a fine line between being insecure and having a lack of confidence? Personally, I think there is. We all have insecurities, some you carry around with you from a young age and others you develop over time depending on what life throws your way. It is the facing of insecurities that is really … Continue reading A spoonful of confidence!